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Wildlife Commission Stresses Safe Boating
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 15, 2015) — With seven boating fatalities already reported this year in North Carolina, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges boaters to follow a few simple steps to ensure safety. Last year, the Wildlife Commiss...

Wildlife Commission Announces Plan to Meet Trout-Stocking Goals
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 14, 2015) — Responding to the recent fish kill at the Armstrong State Fish Hatchery in McDowell County, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has implemented a plan to meet goals for stocking numbers and size of cat...

Important to Leave Fawns and Other Young Wildlife Alone
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 14, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people to enjoy wildlife with respect and caution, as encounters with wildlife increase in the spring, when many species bear young. Handling, feeding or...

Wildlife Commission Reopens Dawson Creek Boating Access Area
ARAPAHOE, N.C. (April 10, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Dawson Creek Boating Access Area in Pamlico County after completing renovations this week. The site is located at 303 Creek Place Road in Arapahoe a...

Wildlife Commission Reminds Visitors to Cold Mountain Shooting Range of Temporary Closure
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (April 10, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will temporarily close the Wayne E. Smith Shooting Range on Cold Mountain Game Land on April 13-17 for routine maintenance and repairs. Each spring, Commission staf...

Trout Fishing to be Introduced at Hanging Rock State Park
DANBURY, N.C. (April 9, 2015) — Rainbow trout will be introduced in a 12-acre lake at Hanging Rock State Park in Stokes County as part of a joint effort between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreat...

Wildlife Commission Conducts Prescribed Burn on Sandhills Game Land
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 9, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land: WHERE: One location: ·        Sandhills Game Land in...

Wildlife Commission and Cleveland County Break Ground on Shooting Range
SHELBY, N.C. (April 8, 2015) — With a symbolic turn of earth from 15 shovels, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners officially broke ground Monday for a new state-of-the-art public shooting ran...

Wildlife Commission Conducts Prescribed Burn on Sandhills Game Land
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 8, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting one prescribed burn today on the following game land: WHERE: One location: ·        Sandhills Game Land in...

Space Still Available for Fishing Skills Workshops in April
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (April 7, 2015) — Space remains for two free fishing workshops being conducted this month by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. On April 11, the cente...

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